2006 Ohio Revised Code - [907.11.1] 907.111.Exclusive authority of agriculture department to regulate seed; prohibitions concerning political subdivisions.

[§ 907.11.1] § 907.111. Exclusive authority of agriculture department to regulate seed; prohibitions concerning political subdivisions.
 

(A)  The department of agriculture has sole and exclusive authority to regulate the registration, labeling, sale, storage, transportation, distribution, notification of use, use, and planting of seed within the state. The regulation of seed is a matter of general statewide interest that requires uniform statewide regulation, and this chapter and rules adopted under it constitute a comprehensive plan with respect to all aspects of the regulation of seed within this state. 

(B)  No political subdivision shall do any of the following: 

(1) Regulate the registration, labeling, sale, storage, transportation, distribution, notification of use, use, or planting of seed; 

(2) Require a person who has been issued a permit or license under this chapter to obtain a permit or license to operate in a manner described in this chapter or to satisfy any other condition except as provided by a statute or rule of this state or of the United States; 

(3) Require a person who has registered a legume innoculant under this chapter to register that innoculant in a manner described in this chapter or to satisfy any other condition except as provided by a statute or rule of this state or of the United States. 

(C)  No political subdivision shall enact, adopt, or continue in effect local legislation relating to the permitting or licensure of any person who is required to obtain a permit or license under this chapter or to the registration, labeling, sale, storage, transportation, distribution, notification of use, use, or planting of seed. 

(D)  As used in this section, "political subdivision" and "local legislation" have the same meanings as in section 905.501 [905.50.1] of the Revised Code. 
 

HISTORY: 151 v H 66, § 101.01, eff. 9-29-05.
 

The effective date is set by § 612.03 of 151 v H 66. 

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